The Yankee Consul

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The Yankee Consul is a 1924 American black-and-white silent comedy film directed by James W. Horne and written by Raymond Cannon.[1] With a screen adaptation by Lewis Milestone and Raymond Griffith, the film is based upon the 1904 Broadway play The Yankee Consul; a Musical Comedy by Alfred G. Robyn and Henry Martyn Blossom.[2]

The Yankee Consul
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Still with Douglas MacLean and Patsy Ruth Miller
Directed byJames W. Horne
Produced byDouglas MacLean
Written byRaymond Cannon
Screenplay byLewis Milestone
Raymond Griffith
Based onThe Yankee Consul; a Musical Comedy (play)
by Henry Martyn Blossom and Alfred G. Robyn
CinematographyMax Dupont
Edited byGeorge Crone
Distributed byAssociated Exhibitors
Release date
  • February 10, 1924 (1924-02-10)
Running time
60 minutes
6 reels, 6242 feet
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film premiered in New York City on February 10, 1924 and had general theatrical release beginning February 24, 1924. It has a 1925 release in Austria as Der Wilde Konsul.


Through a series of confusions, Dudley Ainsworth (Douglas MacLean) is required to travel on a passenger ship to Brazil, posing as the American consul to a South American country. On the ship, he meets Margarita Carrosa (Patsy Ruth Miller) and becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving Margarita and thieves planning to steal gold from the American consulate in Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival in Brazil, Margarita is taken hostage by the thieves, and Ainsworth sends word to the U. S. Navy before rushing to an estate where Margarita is being held captive. Ainsworth captures the thieves and rescues the girl. The navy Admiral (Eric Mayne) arrives with the real Yankee consul to reveal that the entire set of events was a prank played on Ainsworth by his friends.



A print of The Yankee Consul is held in the holdings of Getty Images, and another is rumored to be held in the Gosfilmofond film archive.[3][4]


  1. ^ "The Yankee Consul ". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 25, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ American Film Institute (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press. p. 929. ISBN 0-520-20969-9. Retrieved June 1, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "The Yankee Consul (1924)". Retrieved May 25, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/ FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Yankee Consul

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